Item description for I Wish Tonight by Lois Rock & Anne Wilson...
Overview A wistful child dares to imagine a world of goodness, laughter, and fun, and receives his wish in a dream, where a blazing tree offers gifts of toys and fruits to the children, who in turn share their bounty with adults.
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 10.13" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2003
Publisher Good Books
Grade Level Kindergarten
ISBN 156148315X ISBN13 9781561483150
Availability 0 units.
More About Lois Rock & Anne Wilson
Lois Rock is the Commissioning Editor for Lion Children’s Books, as well as a highly respected and trusted author in her own right, acclaimed in many different countries for her books of prayers, Bible stories, and non-fiction books about the Christian faith.
Lois lives in Oxfordshire, is married and has 3 children, all of whom are now grown up. She enjoys cycling and walking and has helped to lead church children’s groups for many years, an experience that she draws on when writing books for children.
Lois Rock was born in 1953.
Lois Rock has published or released items in the following series...
Bible Stories for Little Hands: A Spot-The-Difference Jigaw Book
Reviews - What do customers think about I Wish Tonight?
A must for your child's library!! Feb 20, 2001
"I Wish Tonight" is a beautifully written and illustrated book. The rhythmic verse is uplifting and inspirational with drawings depicting people of all races living together in harmony. And there is a great message... "We'll tell then that nothing can be bought or sold: In the land that I wish for no one will need gold..." -And my favorite- "...And let's make a great plan: that together we'll mend Anything that is broken, and carefully tend Everything in the world, keep it safe to the end... Soon, no one will know where the wastelands have been: The trees will grow tall and the deserts turn green, The air will blow clear and the rain will fall clean, And in shimmering streams silver fish will be seen"
Some (like my husband :)might think that it's too utopian and unreal...but I think that children ought to start out this way!! And hopefully never lose sight of our potential. How sad would it be for a four-year-old to see the world through cynical and jaded eyes? If you want a more grounded message with a storyline in the same spirit of open-minded acceptance, another great book is "Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon" (and you don't need to be vegetarian to appreciate it!!)
This book is an absolute treasure. I bought two copies of "I Wish Tonight". One for my son to look at now while he is still ripping books (he's only 16 months) and one to preserve for when he's older. It's that good!!